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Old 05-18-2011, 07:04 PM   #1
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Ok I just put Belgian triple in abucket lasting to ferment. This morning it was already fermenting since there was alot of ait movement. I just got home and the lid was off and foam was on the top. Is my beer done? Or can i just cover it back up.

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:07 PM   #2
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Clean and sanitize the lid and put it back on.

Then search Blow OfF Tube.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:08 PM   #3
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You need a blow off tube!

Run a tube from your fermenter to a bucket or pot of water. This will direct your overblown krausen/foam into the water, instead of blowing the top off. Your beer isn't done as long as no nasties find their way into your beer.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:16 PM   #4
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Ok well there is foam/krausen up to the top of the bucket... Should I wait let it go down?

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:18 PM   #5
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Also I'm out of no rinse can I sanitize the lid with cheep alcohol?

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:21 PM   #6
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Clean and sanitize the lid and put it back on.

Then search Blow OfF Tube.
this...

In the mean time, just get the lid on as best you can and wrap the bucket up with old towels or sheets or something maybe put it in a big rubber maid container if you have one laying around. Push the lid down on the krausen if you have to.

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:21 PM   #7
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I'd say yes. Do you have some cheap grocery store vodka around? I use it to fill my airlocks. That way,I'm not adding chemicals,or water logged nasties in a reverse pressure situation (suck back,et al). Maybe even rinse with rubbing alcohol. Just shake it off good.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:23 PM   #8
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:25 PM   #9
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If the lid didn't come off completely, just secure it and throw a tube in the bung where the airlock goes, and lead it into a bucket or pitcher of ideally sanitizer or you could probably use fresh water if need be.
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